From Vientiane Southern Bus Station to Pakse by Buses

From Vientiane any hotel to Pakse by Vans

From Vientiane Soutchai Travel to Pakse by Buses

Vientiane to Pakse Schedule

Vientiane to Pakse Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
PTS Transit Service Regional 17:30 - 04:30LAK 307,308
Soutchai Travel Express Sleeper 18:30 - 06:30LAK 199,687
Kriangkai Transport Sleeper 20:30 - 08:00LAK 225,548

Vientiane to Pakse destination reviews

25 customer reviews
20% of 25 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport, Jul 12, 2019
Really nice bus, nice not having to stop for the toilet as the bus had one. Smooth journey. However we had tickets for a bed and someone was in it. They swapped our ticket for a bed half the size which was not okay for two people. Only solved because a young girl swapped beds with us.
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport, Feb 26, 2019
Beds a little short for Europeans as expected, but it works with two (slim) adults; fast trip with a few stops but nevertheless astonishing calm journey; arrived before estimated time in Pakse
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport, Feb 14, 2019
The sleeperbus was very comfortable! If your are a solo traveler like me, maybe you should think about buying to beds instead of one, cause sleeping close to an unknown person can make the trip uncomfortable. Even though the sleeper is comfortable, the beds are quite tight and very close to eachother. The only thing that was a hassle was to find out where to change the voucher into a ticket, since the company never picks up the phone! In the end in Vientiane it was easy, since they have their own ticket office at the bus station. But when you don’t know this, you can get a little stressed ;)
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport, Feb 4, 2019
Trip to Paske overnight was great. Left on time and arrived 2hrs early! Beds had comfy pillow, sheet and duvet. Water and biscuits provided. If you're tall, like me, you won't be able to stretch out.
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport, Jan 4, 2019
The bus was above expectations - bed style accommodation with pillows and doonas/duvets included + a bottle of water and bread roll. Left on time and arrived early. There were a few stops (6) to drop off people where they turn on the lights (so had to cover my 3 year olds eyes) and there was a little bit of noise from other passengers - so blondfold / ear plug could come in handy. Was hard to confirm the trip the day of departure as bud company not answering phone and trip was listed as ‘no services’ on website - so got to bus station way too early (8 hrs) and there is not much there. Otherwise good trip - caution bumpy roads! So maybe not for light sleepers
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport, Dec 6, 2018
They did not provide wifi password. Bed was at the back and was quite noisy because of the aircon. Toilet was very dirty and wet. However, the linen was clean and journey was fast. Reached before 7am.
bus Sleeper, Kriangkai Transport, Nov 6, 2018
The trip itself was fine, arrived early mostly comfortable. The only issue was checking in, there was no one at the check in counter and after half hour of searching for the bus or staff we finally found some one from a different company who exchanged our voucher for a ticket so we ended up travelling with a different company. Very confusing.

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How to get from Vientiane to Pakse

Travelling between Vientiane and Pakse is possible by Bus and van. Van guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LAK 307,307 if you go by van; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LAK 199,688.

How long does it take to get from Vientiane to Pakse?

It can take you anywhere between 11 and 12 hours to travel between Vientiane and Pakse depending on the means of transport you choose.

Van is the fastest way to travel between Vientiane and Pakse. Van will bring you to your destination in 11h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 12h to reach Pakse.

How much does it cost to get from Vientiane to Pakse?

Travelling between Vientiane and Pakse can be as cheap as LAK 199,688 if you opt for a Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ) bus and as expensive as LAK 307,307 if you buy a PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง) van ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Vientiane and Pakse ?

  • 2 from Vientiane to Pakse starting from 18:30 Vientiane Soutchai Travel until 20:30 Vientiane Southern Bus Station
  • 1 from Vientiane to Pakse starting from 17:30 Vientiane any hotel until 17:30 Vientiane any hotel

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Vientiane to Pakse.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Travelling from Vientiane to Pakse overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Vientiane and Pakse

Kriangkai Transport (Kriangkai Transport), Soutchai Travel (ບໍລິສັດ ສຸດໃຈທ່ອງທ່ຽວ ຈໍາກັດຜູ້ດຽວ)


Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Vientiane and Pakse, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Vientiane and Pakse

PTS Transit Service (คุณเป๋อ บริการ ขนส่ง)

What is the most popular transport to get from Vientiane to Pakse?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 985 opted for a bus
  • 15 took a van